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The budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2017 announced by Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker Wednesday included $39.6 billion for education and workforce development. ILLUSTRATION BY SAVANAH MACDONALD/DAILY FREE PRESS CONTRIBUTOR

Gov. Charlie Baker releases Fiscal Year 2017 budget proposal

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker released the budget proposal for the Fiscal Year 2017 Wednesday, which will invest $39.6 billion in education, workforce development and local aid without affecting taxes, according to a Wednesday press release. In his announcement, Baker highlighted the need to allocate money in order to improve Massachusetts as a whole. “This year’s budget sets the table for […]

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BU Student Government convened in the Photonics Center for its second meeting of the semester Monday night and voted to postpone Her Network’s proposal for a $1,000 grant. PHOTO BY MADDIE MALHOTRA/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

SG votes to postpone herNetwork’s funding, approves Judicial Commissioners

The Boston University Student Government Senate gathered Monday and voted to defer herNetwork’s $1,000 funding request until the BU student organization consults the BU Allocations Board. Twenty-two senators voted to defer the proposal, seven abstained and one was against, according to the meeting’s minutes. herNetwork outlined in the meeting a total of $5,530 needed for its spring conference, scheduled for […]

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Questrom School of Business will offer a “Mini MBA for Tech Executives” program at the BU Executive Leadership Center Apr. 5-8 as part of a partnership between BU and CIO magazine. PHOTO BY ANNALYN KUMAR/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Questrom creates four-day MBA program for tech executives

Boston University’s Questrom School of Business has partnered with CIO magazine to create the “Mini MBA for Tech Executives,” which equips the executives with the required fundamental business and management knowledge to survive in a rich technological landscape. The four-day program will be offered twice, once in April and another later in September, during which seven BU faculty members will […]

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Mayor Martin Walsh released the recommendations of the Late Night Task Force Wednesday, which detailed suggestions on how to boost the vibrancy of Boston's late-night scene. PHOTO BY COLIN BELL/DFP FILE PHOTO

Mayor Martin Walsh announces Late Night Task Force recommendations

Mayor Martin Walsh announced Wednesday a list of recommendations by his Late Night Task Force to improve the city’s nightlife. The recommendations will help to sustain a safe yet exciting late-night scene in Boston, a press release stated. In the release, Walsh said the task force, comprised of restaurant and bar owners, business leaders, law enforcement officers and college students, […]

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BU Admissions now suggests that applicants from Korea, Taiwan and China attach a video interview through a third party called Vericant to verify their English proficiency. ILLUSTRATION BY NICOLAS TEPPER/DAILY FREE PRESS CONTRIBUTOR

International students to apply with video as English proficiency proof

Boston University Admissions now recommends that Korean, Taiwanese and Chinese applicants use a third-party interview service called Vericant to send additional English proficiency proof to universities, according to the admissions website. Vericant provides “verified video interviews,” and international students, primarily those from China, can choose to add the interviews to their college applications along with their Test of English as […]

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Daniel Alford, director of the Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education program at the BU School of Medicine, recommends improved prescriber education as a solution to the prescription opioid abuse epidemic. ILLUSTRATION BY NICOLAS TEPPER/DAILY FREE PRESS CONTRIBUTOR

Expert argues benefit of physicians’ opioid prescription education

Opioid prescription education for physicians allows medical personnel to properly assess the risks of potential addiction in opioid use and provide individualized care to patients, according to a perspective outlined Thursday in The New England Journal of Medicine. Daniel Alford, a professor at the Boston University School of Medicine, released the three-page perspective, titled “Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain — […]

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Six hundred files pertaining to Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s case were released Wednesday by order of U.S. District Judge George O’Toole. PHOTO BY BRIAN SONG/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Judge orders release of documents from Tsarnaev trial

U.S. District Court Judge George O’Toole ordered Tuesday the release of more than 600 court files kept under record during the trial of convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, according to Marcia Patrisso, a court reporter for O’Toole. Tsarnaev was convicted and sentenced to death for the 2013 bombing attacks at the Boston Marathon, in which he and his brother, […]

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BU students call Muslim Boston-area residents to register them to vote at an event held by the Islamic Society of Boston University, MassMuslims and JetPac Inc. Thursday night in the College of Arts and Sciences. PHOTO BY ADRIANA DIAZ/DAILY FREE PRESS CONTRIBUTOR

Student organization helps Muslim residents register to vote

The Islamic Society of Boston University held a voter registration phone bank Tuesday at the College of Arts and Sciences to increase Boston-area Muslim voters’ participation. Approximately 20 volunteers participated in calling potential voters and guiding them through the voter registration process. Volunteers called potential voters for approximately one hour in hopes of getting as many registered as possible. The […]

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Beginning this semester all BU students will utilize an online portal to select their on-campus housing. PHOTO BY MADDIE MALHOTRA/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Online housing application eases room selection for continuing, new students

Beginning this semester, continuing Boston University students will no longer have to visit BU Housing staff in the George Sherman Union to select their on-campus housing, BU Housing Director Nishmin Kashyap said. BU launched the new housing system October 2015 in partnership with the management platform StarRez, which allows all undergraduate students to finish their room selection processes online, Kashyap explained. […]

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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Ronald Walker announced a $5 million proposal Monday for the 2017 budget to combat rising unemployment rates. PHOTO BY KELSEY CRONIN/DFP FILE PHOTO

Baker-Polito to address unemployment among minorities

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, along with members of the Task Force on Persons Facing Chronically High Rates of Unemployment and the Labor and Workforce Development Secretary Ronald Walker II, proposed a plan Monday to tackle high unemployment rates within the commonwealth’s minority populations. The initiative includes a $5 million investment aimed at creating a statewide public workforce system, according to […]

by Julie Dallet· · 0 comments · City, News